TENNESSEE

Storms Possible Across South, Midwest on Eve of Thanksgiving

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Forecasters say that severe weather – including tornadoes – will be possible across large parts of the South and Midwest just before Thanksgiving. The Storm Prediction Center says damaging winds will be the main threat on Wednesday, but a tornado or two will also be possible across the region. Forecasters say more than 21 million people…

Auburn pulls away from Tennessee in Second Half

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Smoke Monday returned an interception 100 yards for a touchdown and No. 23 Auburn overcame a slow start to beat Tennessee 30-17 on Saturday night. Auburn (5-2, 5-2 Southeastern Conference) fell behind 10-0 to Tennessee (2-5, 2-5) and dealt with injuries to star running back Tank Bigsby and its two starting offensive tackles. The Tigers were…

Alabama dominates Tennessee, loses Waddle

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Losing their most dynamic player left Alabama in no mood to celebrate — not even a big win over a longtime rival. Wide receiver Jaylen Waddle broke his right ankle on the opening kickoff Saturday, about the only thing that didn’t go the Crimson Tide’s way in a 48-17 victory over Tennessee. Mac Jones threw for…

Alabama, Saban react to Georgia win as Tennessee prep begins

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Alabama football’s Mac Jones was selected as the Southeastern Conference Offensive Player of the Week, the league office announced on Monday. The honor is Jones’ second this season as the redshirt junior also picked up league honors following the Texas A&M matchup.= Offensive Player of the Week Mac Jones Guided Alabama to a commanding 41-24 win over then-No….

Auburn and Alabama learn their two Additional Opponents

The SEC switched to a 10-game conference-only schedule and Friday the two additional SEC opponents were announced. Auburn will travel to South Carolina and play host to Tennessee. Alabama will go to Missouri and face Kentucky at home. Dates and time are still to be determined. AUBURN, Ala.—The Southeastern Conference on Friday announced the two additional non-divisional opponents each school…

Bullied fan’s T-shirt design helps raise $950K for nonprofit

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Sales of a University of Tennessee T-shirt designed by a bullied fourth-grade boy in Florida have raised over $950,000 for an anti-bullying organization. The fourth-grader had designed his own University of Tennessee logo to put over an orange T-shirt for his school’s college colors day this fall. In a Facebook post that went viral, the boy’s…

Human Trafficking Charges Dropped Against Former Alabama Basketball Star

A judge in Tennessee has dropped a human trafficking charge against former NBA player Jim Farmer. Defense lawyer Worrick G. Robinson IV says a court dismissed the charge against the one-time University of Alabama stand out on Tuesday. Robinson says the decision came during a preliminary hearing for Farmer. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says the 55-year-old resident of Franklin,…

Two Retired U.S. Army Alabama Chopper Pilots Injured in Crash

Crash happened near Tullahoma, Tennessee

TULLAHOMA, Tenn. (AP) – Officials have released the names of two men injured in a helicopter crash in Tennessee outside of Tullahoma. The pilots involved in the Thursday crash were identified as 70-year-old Jack Cook, of Ozark, Alabama and 69-year-old Larry Cornell, of New Brockton, Alabama, according to Arista Aviation Services. The Tennessean reports both men are in stable condition…